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's begin with lisa baden. -- 5:10. >> a pedestrian accident happened this morning on the suitland parkway. i understand it is blocked and you cannot exit from branch avenue to head on to the suitland parkway because of that accident they are documented. through southeast, nothing complicated if you take alabama avenue and good hope road and 295, so you do have options. a crash involving a truck between colesville road and georgia avenue. units have arrived on the scene. headlights are on the way from university boulevard heading towards george your boulevard. look at the camera of the light volume of traffic. hov it is lifted today with the federal holiday. it is two-way traffic on clara barton highway. now to the weather. >> showeryou can see the moistu. heavier bands will be south and east of town. you can see those showers falling and you can see the cooler temperatures. that is the best we're doing as far as temperature. here is the hour by hour forecast. breezy and cool, a damp day. back to you. >> thank you. >>> soon, you may not have to worry about digging for change. d.c. is looki
graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> in our top stories, voters will start heading to the polls in just under an hour to decide virginia's political future. the latest poll has bob mcdonnell way out in front with 15 points over creigh deeds. >> the health care bill headed for a vote in the house is apparently more expensive than advertised. it will cost $1.2 trillion or more over a decade. several business groups have launched a campaign against it. >> president obama is warning hamid karzai to end the corruption in this country. he won election by default after his only challenger drops out. the president is still deciding whether to send more troops to the war zone. >> the swine flu vaccine -- a single dose works well for almost all pregnant women. young children will need two doses for best results. just 25% had a strong response after 21 days. among the three to 9 year old, another percentage did. a second dose helped. montgomery cnty officials say they are giving their last 250 jectable doses to pregnant women only. >> the vac
this morning. -- a fairly mild start to the morning. over to lisa baden. >> thank you. right now, we're watchin traffic moving slowly on 66 and 95. just the growing volume. no accidents to report. good on route 5, route 4. an accident on cedar filled wrote, do not worry about it. -- on cedwe're moving nicely ang to 270 traffic. southbound at father hurley boulevard is the topside of your screen. notice the pace is still steady and pretty even even though the volume is heavier. back to the news desk. >> thank you. >>> for the second time this year, two metro trains collided. >> 3 workers were hurt. no passengers were on time. this happened early sunday morning at the west falls church will york. kathy park is there live. >> a lot of safety questions and concerns this morning. metro said that is before the june 27 crash is still fresh in the minds. it killed nine people. the incident on sunday involved three employees. no passengers were on board. the train was heading into the railyard behind me. the question of safety is on the minds of metro riders after a crash on sunday. a train headed in fo
thursday morning. we will check in but lisa baden in just a minute. >> brian van de graaff begins our storm watch coverage. it is a rough morning. >> it is indeed. windy and gusty. the winds are whipping. the wind combined with the rain is making for a raw day. we have bands of rain. heavier amounts down to the south and east. there are advisories' along the bay for coastal flooding. around here, driving wind and a driving rain. 40's will be the best we can do all day long. let's check in on the traffic. >> driving slowly is traffic from springfield to tysons because of deep water where the two right lanes are closed between arlington boulevard and 66. watch out for treat debris. here is the pace of traffic on 270 into rockville and gaithersburg. 95 in virginia with the camera bouncing around. look at all of the headlights up to the beltway. now back to the news desk. >> thank you. >>> pamela brown continues our coverage. she is live in alexander with more on this state of emergency in the commonwealth because of all of the rain. >> it is called, wet, and a windy today. it is the theme for
. temperatures will be near 60 degrees. looking pretty good into tomorrow, as well. now back to lisa baden with our friday commute. >> there is an accident 66 eastbound just after 495. for those who want to continue past the beltway, you cannot. this is video of an accident that happened shortly after 3:00 a.m. this morning. 66 eastbound is closed just after 495. traffic cannot exit onto the inner and outer loop. traffic is forced to go north on 495 and over to leesburg pike. there was a fuel spill. there is a lot of cleanup underway. if you normally travel north on 495, you need to understand there will be more traffic between 66 and route 7 with people normally going past the beltway that will be joining you. we're not talking about maryland because there's not much to say. kind of the normal stuff to say on the baltimore. good out of baltimore. >> thank you. >>> just about 5:12. there will be a lot of sleep the students in class today. you cannot blame on "new moon" mania. " we are obsessive. >> these fans lined up in alexandria to see if the midnight showing of the second installment i
starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> welcome back. the virginia governor's office is back in republican hands. bob mcdonnell easily beat creigh deeds with about 60% of the vote. republicans also won the lieutenant governor and attorney general's race is. the search continues in cleveland for more bodies at the home of a convicted rapist. anthony soul will be arraigned this morning. at least 10 bodies have been found in his home since last week. most of the women were strangled. more violence in afghanistan. five british soldiers were shot and killed yesterday. nato says the troops were at afghan police checkpoints when someone picked up a gun and started firing. >>> congress may fail to meet the year-end deadline for passing health care legislation. harry reid said we're not going to be bound by any time lines. officials say it could be next month before senate debate begins in earnest on that issue. >>> house republicans have some preliminary paperwork for health care bill of their own. th
's check in with lisa baden. montgomery county it still has of the issues. >> it sounds like they may have the computer system repaired. an announcement was made that they had a major breakthrough in the system controls the traffic system in montgomery county. let's ke our fingers crossed that things are running more smoothly this morning. they are part now in montgomery county. a very nice ride in virginia. no incidents to report on 95. we will take you to a camera in springfield, up virginia, where things look great on 95. >> thank you. >>> our top stories, the aftermath of the deadly attack at fort hood. here is the latest. the suspected gunman, major nidal malik hasan, is still alive. he is under guard at a texas hospital and is expected to survive. an army spokesperson raised the death toll, 13 people have now died in this attack. 30 others were hurt. overnight, received brand-new video of the man police say carried out the attack. thiss him buying breakfast just hours before he attacked. >>> we are learning new details about his local ties. >> he was born in virginia. his family stil
and clouds mixing together. cooler. a nice fall day. upper 50's. let's say good morning to lisa baden. >> we have slowed traffic on 66 east in manassas. a stalled vehicle is now been moved onto the shoulder. 95 at virginia delays. i-395 is good. southbound 270, you will line up to get past 109 on to the truck scales. back to alison and doug. >thank you. >>> we are still following a developing story out of rockville. a water main break has left parts of tuckerman lane under water. we'll keep you up to date throughout the morning. >>> a show of support for a family in mourning. >> a neighborhood came together to remember oscar fuentes. he was murdered inside his home saturday night. we have new details. courtney robinson is live in northwest with more. >> good morning. city leaders closest to the investigation say they are closed to an arrt in this case this morning. you can still see candles from the vigil blessed by burning. in honor of oscar fuentes. as the community and family mourned the death, they are also seeking justice for oscar entes. >> we want the person to be behind bars. >> on s
every 10 minutes. >> let's start with lisa baden. >> i am on the phone with someone at the wtop traffic hot line. even though the travel lanes are open, it is kind of a blinding kind of thing. nothing blinding on the greenway. we will give you the normal travel times on 66 and along 270. that is a pretty decent run between father hurley boulevard and the beltway. it looks like the run-up is uneventful. things are good in maryland between washington boulevard. this is live in montgomery county. no problems to report through the district along new york avenue, kenilworth avenue. a choir ride along pennsylvaa avenue and on to the southeast- sap southwest freeway. everything on route 4 is open for you. we look good on branch avenue. normal volume will start to grow leaving the pontiac dealer. in case you want case you228 to head on over to 210 into oxon hill, things running smoothly. 70 books good between hagerstown and baltimore. we have a heavier volume of traffic to get down to the beltway. 355 is also good heading down to hyattstown and hopping onto the interstate right there. nothing c
weather by the middle of the week. will talk about that coming up. lisa baden has the traffic report. >> the crash inbound also plans parkway. it's the alaba-- the sootland pr alabama. divers out of southeast, keep that in mind as well. 66 miles an hour at the beltway. all moving like this. 29 gainesville, car broke down at the railroad tracks. that's gone. out of gainesville getting an 66 improving. the 70 southbound, a delayed from the river to the wreck after 1094121. that is on the right shoulder. a lot happening early. >> thank you. our top story, community and crisis. >> city leaders are taking action after a weekend shooting leaves a nine year-old dead inside his home. oscar. as was gunned down in the 1400 block of columb road nw on saturday night. police are cracking down on the violence. courtney robinson is in northwest of to tell us how they plan to do that. good morning. >> this has shocked many in the apartment building in columbia heights. the neighbors say the murder of this little boy shows just how unsafe, how unsecured their building is. the city is planning on doin
's. here is lisa baden. >> a good morning indeed. they're clearing overnight construction out of the way. taking interstate 95 between 95 and baltimore. overnight construction is gone. this is live at 270. now to the news desk. >> thank you. >>> our top story, the d.c. sniper's final hours. john mohamed's reign of terror will ends with a lethal injection. >> courtney robinson is live in jarrett more on his final day. good morning. >> a lot of eotion for a lot of people. 9:00 p.m. tonight here at the greensville correctional center, john muhammad will be put to death. his attorneys have argued he is mentally ill. his only chance is if the governor stays the execution. it is unlikely. it was a three-week murderous rampage that terrorize the capital region in 2002. >> my interest would be for him to show remorse. >> bob meyers plans to watch the execution. he killed his brother dean at this manassas gas station on october 9, 2002. it was for dean meyers' murdered that john muhammad receives the ultimate punishment. >> we always will how the loss of our brother and the scars of wh
graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> in our top stories, police are looking for a man who allegedly attacked a jogger in takoma park. a woman in their 20's was running along sligo creek parkway when a man pulled her into the woods and sexually assaulting her. the victim is expected to recover. >> astronauts will spend more time moving supplies today. they completed the first of three space walks and hooked up an antenna. another space walk is planned for tomorrow. >> first, new guidelines about mammograms. and now pap smears. women in their 20s can get pap smears in their 20's. that is enough time to catch cervical cancer. doctors are calling the timing of the report coincidental. >>> a woman said her disabled daughter was stabbed on a bus. this girl attends a school for handicapped children. she was on a school bus on friday when her hand was/spurred her mother said the bus driver called her and said a female student attacked the student. it took six students to close the wound. then she developed pneumonia and sheet remains in th
mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> in our top stories, and maryland store owner shot and killed in would-be robber. police said two men tried to hold up a store at 9:30 last night. the owner managed to wrestled the gun and shot him. the robber died at the scene. >> the number of soldiers suicides will likely be higher than last year, but they are making progress on the problem. 140 active-duty soldiers and national guard soldiers have taken their own wives. those numbers have tapered off in recent months. >> the astronauts will do one last check for any signs of damage before docking later today. they will deliver 15 tons of parts to the space station. >>> new recommendations ncerning mammograms have many women concerned and worried. most women do not need mammograms in their 40's and should get one every two years starting at age 50. it is a break with the american cancer society's longstanding position. some are worried that health insurance will use this as an ex
. some afternoon clouds. high around 6065. what is traffic light on this monday, lisa? >> pretty decent. police are checking for crashed onto 70 southbound between 109 and 121. apparently the vehicles were on both shoulders, but that will cause disruptions. we're not sure of what will happen when emergency equipment arrives. no problems right now along 95. good on 66. overnight construction in tyson will be out of there soon. a nice ride through southern maryland. 228, 220, 50 on a good run. back to you. >> thank you. our top story, community and crisis. >> city leaders are taking action after a weekend shooting leaves a nine year-old dead inside his home. of glenn debts was gunned down on columbia road on saturday night. police are cracking down on the violence. courtney is live in northwest to tell us how they plan to do that. >> this has shocked neighbors. this murder of a nine year-old boy has brought up questions of building security at this apartment building. city leaders say it's unsafe. the city plans to inspect the building to make sure it is secure. officers are looking for t
from time to time. let's take a morning and again to lisa baden. >> election day traffic looks great in frederick county. 95 southbound in virginia, they are still with a crash between 17 and route 3. a deer hit a vehicle on the baltimore washington parkway northbound between powdered milk and 197. we take you to the traffic on 270 and it is good. with more on election day, alison and doug. >>> voters will head to the polls to decide whether creigh deeds or bob mcdonnell should spend the next four years in the governor's mansion. the latest polls show republicans could take back the state after a series of setbacks. >> the race could all come down to turnout. courtney robinson has more in alexandria at this morning. " we're seeing about a dozen voters out here at riverside elementary school in mount vernon. they are out to cast their votes. election officials are hoping about 45% of virginia voters, 2.2 million, hit the polls today. 99,000 have cast absentee ballots. it is all about turnout for bob mcdonnell and creigh deeds. >> i believe the votes are out there. we have to get the t
, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> in our top stories, a maryland store owner shot and killed a would-be robber. police say two men tried to rob the food zone convenience mart. the owner wrestled the gun from one of the men. one man died at the scene. >> the number of suicides in the army will probably be higher than last year. they're making progress on the problem. one under 40 active-duty soldiers have taken their lives since january. those numbers have tapered off in recent months. >> the space shuttle of blindnesatlantis will dock withe space station today. >>> everyone seems to be talking about this. new recommendations concerning mammograms have many women worry. a task force says most women do not need mammograms in their 40's and to get one every two years starting at age 50. it is a break with the american cancer society's longstanding position. some are concerned health insurance would use this to deny coverage. >> this is a cost-cutting, not a cost-savings measures. this is trading money for lives. >> a group representing hea
. lisa baden has breaking traffic news. what is the latest? it is supposed to be an easy commute day. >> federal holiday does mean a lighter volume of traffic. hov is lifted. reversible roads will be in two- way mode today. two right lanes are closed because of a tractor-trailer accident. there is a pedestrian crash on suitland parkway. we have more from alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> more details on that pedestrian accident. the pedestrian was struck just after 3:00 a.m. this morning. the victim was seriously injured and is in the hospital. the driver of the car remained on the scene. all inbound lanes heading into d.c. are close. >>> we turn to our other top story. the d.c. sniper's final moments. john allen muhammad was pronounced dead last night, closing the book on his reign of terror. >> later today, his family is expected to release a final letter written by the killer. courtney robinson has more. >> one cannot speculate what that letter might say in the moments before his execution, john allen muhammad was given the opportunity to say something but remained silent. witnes
. we'll talk about a cooler but sunnier day tomorrow. lisa baden, traffic should be light now. >> i certainly hope so. we will find a lot of blues or use it vacationers. traffic patterns will start to change. -- will find a lot of loosuse it or ose iuse it vacationers. this is to get into montgomery county on 270. everything looks like it is moving nicely around the beltway. nothing in northeast. southeast looks time. troubled times are normal between richmond and baltimore. >> thank you. >>> 5:12, 55 degrees. >> will wall street find comfort in the holiday shopping season? >> new developments from the police ambush in washington state. police may have a person of interest cornered. police may have a person of interest cornered. but we're also in the showing-kids- new-worlds business. and the startup-capital- for-barbers business. and the this-won't- hurt-a-bit business. because we don't just work here. we live here. these are our families. and our neighbors. and by changing lives we're in more than the energy business we're in the human energy business. chevron. remember when conne
on a cold morning -- lisa is standing by. >> temperature-wise, we will not warm up to much. we will stay on the cool side. 30's in chantilly. 41 downtown. 36 in try and go. low 50's today. we're in the 30's and 40's. -- 36 in triangle. let's talk to lisa baden. >> it is better than yesterday. not much to discuss in month permit county. they have made repairs to the traffic computer that controls the traffic signals. buses are still going to be free. this is 270 and everything looks great through montgomery county. growing volume in virginia. headlights northbound out of dale city to get up to 495. now to alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> the aftermath of the deadly attack at fort hood. the suspected gunman, major nidal malik hasan, is still alive. he is expected to survive. an army spokesperson upgraded the death toll. 13 people have now died. 30 others were hurt. overnight, we received new video of the man police say carry out the tack. it shows him buying breakfast hours before the attack. we are learning new details about local ties. >> his family still lives here. they say they're s
, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> in our top stories, a computer glitch will likely cause more traffic headaches in montgomery county today on a countywide basis. the system that manages all traffic light prevents the signals to switch to rush hour timing. it is still not fixed. buses are free today. >> the body count in the case of a serial killer in cleveland is now up to 11. investigators plan to tear apart the walls and look for more remains. only one victim has been identified, 853-year-old woman. >> the united nations is relocating more than half of its workers in afghanistan. there was a taliban attack last week that left five staffers dead. >>> we have been hearing a lot about the swine flu vaccine shortage. the supply of a key drug used to treat children is also running low. that drug is a liquid pediatric version of tamiflu. one company has a monopoly on the drug. they say they continue to meet u.s. requirements. there is a safety net. >> the government can step been on the monopoly, pay the manufa
cloudy, 58. adam will be back in 10 minutes. here is lisa baden. >> on 17 in virginia, there was a crash. somebody has just rolled over. 29 in maryland, lingering row work. southbound 29, only one lane is getting through. 32 east, a deer hit a car. this is near 95. 395 northbound is looking decent from duke street and edsall road. nothing complicated on 95 near georgia avenue. >> thank you. >>> the race for richmond's final hours. voters if the polls in just one day. how many turned out can be a big factor. >> both candidates are crisscrossing the commonwealth. matt brock is live in alexandria with more. >> this is one the white house is certainly watching. they are also watching the governor's race in new jersey. bob mcdonnell will start his day in about an hour and a half. he will hold a rally at his offices here in alexandria. then he will crisscross the state and ends his day in virginia beach. bob mcdonnell in leesburg last night, alexander this morning. >> it is great to see those blue and red balloons. virginia will be read and the democrats will be blue. >> bob mcdonnell is ahead
. adam is back in 10 minutes. let's say good morning to lisa baden. >> everything is heating up as far as the volume of traffic. we have no problems to report. overnight construction is completely cleared out of your way. interstate travel it looks good. headlights northbound between fredericksburg and baltimore, running in good shape. this is 270 at father hurley boulevard. it is moving at speed to get into town. metro rail is reporting they are on normal service. >> thank you. >>> our top story, the race for richmond's final hours. voters at the polls in only 24 hours. >> both candidates are fighting for all the support they can get and they are crisscrossing the commonwealth. matt brock is live with more. >> it is all about getting the basic out, getting your troops fired up and getting them to the polls. bob mcdonnell will head south to charles cole and roanoke, richmond, and ends his stake in virginia beach -- he heads to charlottesville, roanoke, and richmond. bob mcdonnell out this morni. >> is great to see the blue and red balloons. virginia will be read and the democrats will
. the commute will be a little bit slower. it does get better for the weekend. let's check in with lisa baden. >> things are not rolling. traffic out of maryland to get into virginia using the three lanes, not a good idea. you can see the through lane traffic with delays that begin after saint barnabas road. they are clearing construction on the beltway at telegraph road. the right side of the screen, the far right is local lanes traffic and whirling better than the through lanes. that is out of maryland using the wilson bridge. now to alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> a crackdown on hov violators. >> this is the second stage of an ongoing campaign. police are trying to keep things clear. pamela brown has more on that. good morning. >> we are giving you fair warning. the eighth of the crackdown is just now under way. if you're driving with fewer than three people, there is a good chance you'll get a ticket. the first offense will cost you $125, all the way up to $1,000 for the fourth offense. they issued 89 tickets. many of them were first offenders. troopers will be on 395 and 95 this morni
to chicago, with 124 unsuspecting passengers on board. lisa stark is in allentown, pennsylvania, this morning, and has the latest for us. good morning, lisa. >> reporter: good morning, robin. it's called from bottle to throttle, the time when a pilot is allowed to have a drink and get into the cockpit. the general rule is 8 hours. united airlines even stricter, ten hours from bottle to throttle. this event apparently happened because a co-worker of this pilot blew the whistle, notified authorities. that started the whole chain of events. united flight 949, with 124 passengers and a crew of 11, was ready to push back from the gate at london's heathrow airport and head to chicago when authorities came on board and removed the pilot from the cockpit. he's been identified as 51-year-old erwin washington, shown here years ago, while in the air force. reached early this morning, a heathrow spokesman nfirmed, the pilot, one of three on board the plane, was given a breathalyzer test. and found to have exceeded the legal limit for pilots in the u.k., which is significantly more strict for driver than
want to know just what caused this tragedy that is shaking a campus and a community. lisa fletcher has the latest from dickinson, north dakota. >> i'm kyrstin's father age today is probably the worst day of my life. >> reporter: the outpouring of grief rivaled only by the outpouring of support as this small campus bands together reacting to the shocking news, the tragic deaths of three college softball players. kyrstin gemar, afton williamson and ashley neufeld. >> they were really close. >> ashley loved this school and this was her family away from home. >> reporter: the three best friends went missing over the weekend. the only clue, a frantic distress call to a friend that abruptly cut out. police say the chilling call came from their sinking jeep. they were trapped inside. the friend called 911. police immediately put out a bulletin. >> please be on the lookout for a white 1997 jeep cherokee with california plates. the streak has possibly three female occupants. please check areas around water, dam, lakes and rivers. >> reporter: after nearly two days of massive searches police dis
nicol, greg germann, lisa nicole and jane krakowski joined the fun from here in new york. ♪ i've been down this road walking the line ♪ >> "ally mcbeal" hit close to home for many single career women searching for love, dreaming of motherhood while toying with an overactive imagination. ♪ hooked on a feeling yeah ♪ i'm higon believing ♪ that you're in love with me >> reporter: ally played by calista flockhart worked at a law firm with ex-boyfriend billy. it was frequently awkward since billy married not ally but georgia, the quirky comedic drama -- >> objection. >> reporter: took us all the way from the courtroom to that famous unisex bathroom. ♪ my first my last my everything ♪ >> reporter: with a complicated character who made "time" magazine famously ask is feminism dead? now seven years after the series wrap, the origal cast is back for their very first reunion ever. you haven't seen each other for awhile. and you're all havinghis kind of emotional reunion kind of thing. >> it is a little surreal. we're seeing each other a lot of us for the first time in many years. you kno
skidding. i am alison starling. 7:22 is lisa baden is off of this holiday. there is not a lot of traffic but we have a fog issue. this is 395 @ glebe road. this could cause problems if you are headed out to travel somewhere. you might be going to grandma's house today on this thanksgiving. >> the fog will be out there a while. temperatures cooled off last night and a light wind did not help. it is really socked in. on the 95 corridor, you will experience lots of fog. as we go through the morni, we are hopeful this will break. when it breaks, we could get some sunshine but then another system will move in. upper 50's 4 the highs today. the fog is low but the upper clouds are moving around so the fog could break. the twins are out of t east- northeast. they will pick up -- the winds are out of the east-northeast >> we will be right back. >>> the big story today is how a virginia couple crashed the white house state dinner. meanwhile, we are following a developing story in the district where two people were shot in the 700 block of harvard st. nw. we have no word on their condition. >>> fun
sales, something malls are trying to do all over the country this time of year. here's abc's lisa fletcher on what happened. >> reporter: it was a holiday spectacular. designed to draw crowds to the mall. but something went horribly wrong. this cell phone video captured the aerialist performing without a net falling nearly 20 feet as hundreds helplessly watched. >> working over 30 feet we typically always use safeties. the net has to be a minimum of eight feet off the ground. if the net is two feet off the ground, it's not functional. >> reporter: miraculously she survived. the 26-year-old performer who is asked not to be identified is optized with a broken wrist and pelvis. she says she and the rest of the troupe know the risk is part of the job. >> these are not ordinary people. these are the top traid athletes in the world. >> reporter: retailers across the country are going to extremes in the downed economy to attract coveted shoppers. but free giveaways are other thing, a dangerous aerial show, some are wondering if that's going too far. your answer is no is. >> not at all. i
to authorities. lisa fletcher has more in ft. collins, colorado. good morning, lisa. >> reporter: good morning, robin. these pleas are part of a plea deal with the prosecutor's office. without it, the charge against richard heene carried a six-year prison term and a $500,000 fine. that said, both the heenes may still face jail time. the heenes will plead guilty this morning to charges related to the most-famous hoax in recent memory. as part of the plea deal, mayumi, a japanese citizen, won't be deported. in an aft, mayumi heene admitted she told her children to lie to authorities and to the media. >> a search is under way for a 6-year-old boy who may or may not have climbed into a homemade helium balloon. >> reporter: it's an image that captivated the country. transfixed and terrified that a 6-year-old boy was sailing across the sky out of control, in an experimental weather balloon. parents called police. and it set in motion an exhaustive search by land and sky. even a military blackhawk helicopter deployed. all at a cost of $55,000. when the balloon was finally grounded, no boy. hours late
of safest cars. people wanted more info. here it is. our lisa stark joins us from washington with a look at some the winners and losers in the safest car trade. it's a little tougher to get a good grade this year, sshts it. >> reporter: it absolutely is. one car that didn't get a good grade is the subaru outback but the criteria was tougher this year so only 27 vehicles made the cut. to win top safety pick, cars had to do well on frontal crashes. side impacts. they had to offer good whiplash protection in rear accidents. that means well designed head restraints. and for the first time, the roofs needed to be strong enough to hold up in ray rollover. this volkswagen held up well. but this is what happens with a weaker roof. >> well, a lot of vehicles missed this list because of the new roof strength rating. their roofs aren't quite strong enough to get a good rating in our test. >> reporter: failing the roof test cost the honda accord and the ford fusion a place on this year's list. of the cars that passed all the safety tests four are large vehicles, from buick, ford, lincoln and volvo.
outages in that area. we will get the forecast from brian van de graaff. let's begin with lisa baden. >> we still have that issue on the inner loop of the beltway between arlington boulevard and 66 with deep water. vdot is trying to pump out of the beltway. there are numerous fender benders around town this morning. you'll find a very long commute. this picture tells the tale, doesn't it? >> it does, indeed. you see the heavier bands of rain south of town. in southern maryland, we have a wind advisory. the wind is pushing the bay water up. the winds will make it feel even more intense. take a look at the maps. the storm is turning off the coast. it will eventually weaken and move away. until then, rain, drizzle, temperatures in the 40's today and tonight and tomorrow back in the lower 50's. it will be better for the weekend. >> we will be right back. >>> a double shooting in northeast d.c. has left one man dead and another in great condition. there were found in a car at about 9:00 last night. police believe the driver lost control after being shot and then slammed into parked cars f
update. we'll start with lisa. >>> we are watching traffic heading out of town right now. northbound 95 into baltimore and down into the delaware memorial bridge, we seem to be any good shape. i have no trouble to report on 66. the beltway is a good at the wilson bridge. we will take you to a couple of cameras so you know what to expect. first of all, make sure your headlights are on. you can barely see 95 in springfield. let's jump to our camera in maryland where it is stop and go. not too bad on at 28, the toll road, if you are heading out to leesburg. a beautiful ride into the district. the fog is leaving. >> it is. it is pretty dense. upper 40's to low 50's. low-level moisture. there is some stormy nets in the upper great lakes area. nothing major. dusty and cooler for friday and the weekend. >>> abe pollin is being praised for his leadership and his generosity. he died yesterday after a battle with a rare brain disease. he was 85 years old. he was the wizards longest tenured honor. thank you for watching.
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